Molecular Pathology & Genomics

State-of-the-art pathology

A new state-of-the-art laboratory system for the Black Country Pathology Service (BCPS) has been announced.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The big question: “What do you think 2019 will bring for pathology?”

Three individuals voice their opinions on what they believe the new year will bring for pathology.

Supermarket salad and antibiotic resistance

Researchers from Germany have found that supermarket produce is a reservoir for transferable antibiotic resistance genes that often escape traditional molecular detection methods.

Mode of action for diabetes drug

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that may explain how the frontline type 2 diabetes drug metformin works to help cells better take up and use glucose.

Scientists create biodegradable scaffold

Scientists have created a tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs.

Nominate scientists for new £50 note

The new £50 note will feature a prominent British scientist, the Bank of England has announced.

Liquid biopsy advances

Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine.

CJD treatment trialled for first time

In a world first, doctors have been given permission to give a British man with CJD a pioneering treatment.

Predicting obesity-related disease

Scientists have found a new way to use molecular “signatures” from people with obesity to predict risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Mouse pups with same-sex parents born

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to produce healthy mice with two mothers that went on to have normal offspring of their own.

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